The Bermuda Triangle: Fact, Fiction, Or Hoax?
With boundaries covering the Straits of Florida, the Bahamas, the entire Caribbean Islands area, and the Atlantic east to the Azores; the Bermuda Triangle is a region that has become known as the site of the disappearances of multiple ships and aircraft. The first recorded report of unusual activity in the Bermuda triangle area appeared in a September 16, 1950 Associated Press article that discussed the disappearance of Flight 19, a group of five U.S. Navy TBM Avenger Bombers that were running training exercises in the region. The author linked the area to many other disappearances in the past (we will get to them in a moment) and was the first to suggest supernatural elements to the Bermuda triangle mystery. An article published a few years later claimed that the squad leader of Flight 19 had been heard saying, “We are entering white water, nothing seems right. We don’t know where we are, the water is green, no white.”; it also claimed that Navy officials stated that the planes “flew off to Mars.”
Later reports and theories blamed the Bermuda triangle phenomenon on UFO abductions, magnetic anomalies, and interference from technology left behind by the lost city of Atlantis. Further reports throughout the years would link more and more lost ships and planes to the triangle, with only one problem arising…a little issue involving there being no proof of any sort of phenomenon. Oh wait, there was another problem, not all the incidents and disappearances happened in the triangle, or ever even happened at all. Oh man, sorry, there’s also the fact that a bunch of the incidents happened concurrently with weather conditions or activity that would easily explain them. For example, reports were filed in relation to explosions seen during the exact time Flight 19 disappeared. We also have Theodosia Burr Alston, whose disappearance was blamed on her ship getting lost in the triangle , when in reality, most historians think her ship was sunk as part of an act related to the War of 1812, or have her moving to Texas! Or you could look at the Connemara IV, a ship that triangle theorists have getting lost at sea and being found devoid of crew; the likely truth is that it was found empty because hurricane winds blew it away from the dock before it could be manned.
The sad truth for all you Bermuda triangle believers out there, is that statistics show that the area is responsible for no more loses than any other similar region of ocean in the world. For some reason, probably to sell newspapers, the entire mythos seems to be made up or embellished. There’s nothing mysterious about this one folks; the Bermuda Triangle is a hoax.